About Chef Brian
Born and raised in Washington, DC, celebrity Chef Brian Hill began his career as a chef by catering parties for friends as a way to make extra money. Word quickly spread of his innovative and flavorful dishes, and in little time celebrities were knocking on his door.
In the last few months, you might have seen Chef Brian as a guest celebrity chef judge on Fox’s MasterChef and MasterChef Junior. And then, on June 13th, he did a segment on Summer Fun on ABC’s FabLife. Chef Brian was featured in an article in the June 2012 issue of Ebony magazine and is a celebrity culinary judge on multiple episodes of the new cooking competition television show, My Momma Throws Down, on TV One in May and June of 2012. Chef Brian was one of the stars of The Private Chefs of Beverly Hills on The Food Network, has appeared as a culinary expert on Spike’s Bar Rescue and was also a contestant on the first season of Bravo’s hit TV series, Top Chef. Chef Brian has been featured live on the red carpet for E! Entertainment’s Golden Globe Awards and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County, and has appeared on a number of local news programs including multiple appearances on the KTLA Morning Show in Los Angeles. In 2009, Chef Brian was named one of Hollywood’s Top Ten Most Eligible Bachelors by Access Hollywood and TV One with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx.
Chef Brian moved to Southern California in January 2002, and worked as a personal chef for Eddie Murphy, Mariah Carey and, for more than four years, Mary J. Blige, the queen of hip-hop soul. He has also cooked for other celebrities such as Sean P. Diddy Combs, actor Mehki Phifer, and World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis, who hired Brian for his private post-championship fight dinner.
Chef Brian has worked in small cafes, four-star restaurants and grand hotels in Washington, DC, Miami Beach, and Beverly Hills and his culinary experience spans over 20 years. His specialties include Classic American, European and Caribbean cuisine. Chef Brian launched his gourmet street food truck, Chef Brian’s Comfort Truck, in Los Angeles in 2010.
In 2013, Chef Brian taught America how to eat well and spend less on meals that will impress on The No-Budget Gourmet which debuted as part of Alright TV’s slate of family-oriented content developed for the channel in collaboration with YouTube. Twelve two to four minute episodes were created in part due to Chef Brian’s desire to help people make good food even during hard economic times.